since latest update 1803 getting devicecensus errors


  1. Posts : 66
    windows 10 professional
       #1

    since latest update 1803 getting devicecensus errors


    Since I updated to 1803 i have been getting devicecensus.exe errors in the reliability and problem history.

    Have no idea where this is coming from though some people suggest that it is linked to anti-virus programs. I am running Windows Defender and Malwarebytes (paid version, just updated a few days ago). Malwarebytes is not allowed to register in the Windows Action Center.

    Driving me a little nuts. Totally flummoxed.

    Any suggestions? And let me add that other than that the machine seems to be working just fine.

    Thank you in advance.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Me too, but only on machines running Pro (x86 or x64). It doesn't happen in Home. All are on 1803, 17134.167 or 17134,165, but it's been happening once a day since 4th July, so the build is probably not relevant. It occurs on one machine that's a clean install of 1803 and on another that was upgraded from Window 7 through all previous versions of Windows 10. So far I haven't found a way to fix it.

    some people suggest that it is linked to anti-virus programs.
    Unlikely, I don't have any other AV - just Defender.

    It seems to be involved in telemetry about your use of the webcam.
    What is Device Census - Microsoft Community
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    I spotted the same problem.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Steve C said: View Post
    I spotted the same problem.
    We are not alone it seems, there is more discussion on this thread...
    devicecensus.exe - Windows 10 Forums
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    Bree said: View Post
    We are not alone it seems, there is more discussion on this thread...
    devicecensus.exe - Windows 10 Forums
    Thanks. It seems poor MS QA strikes again. There are several fixes including changing your feedback to basic and changing "Ask for feedback" to never.
    Last edited by Steve C; 21 Jul 2018 at 01:41.
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    Steve C said: View Post
    Thanks. It seems poor MS QA strikes again. There are several fixes including changing your feedback to basic and changing "Ask for feedback to never.
    Not working for me ...
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  7.    #7

    Follow the link Bree gave, and stop the scheduled task.
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